What is the situation on VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) and what are the risks?

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What is the situation on VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) and what are the risks (in terms of statistics) of trying it? What are there benefits and risks?

According to standard textbook, there is no doubt that vaginal delivery most often will prove to be safe following a previous cesarean section. Numerous reports have been published that confirm the safety of VBAC. The success rate is more than 80%. The incidence of maternal mortality is one per 1000. Even with these successful outcomes, the risks which you should be concerned with include uterine rupture, and consequences such as fetal distress, hypoxia, perinatal morbidity and mortality are 0.5%.

Yaowaluk Rapeepattana, M.D.
Obstetrics-Gynecology
Samitivej Hospital

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